1991 Nissan 200SX 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
Oh what a sexy beast!
Well, my so called engineering mate messed up one of my shocks, so they needed replacing. On went the adjustables.
Got continuous naff MPG. Any ideas people? I'm looking at 20mpg driving like a Granny?!
The car is ace. Performance is down due to a problem with the turbo/engine I think.
Eats petrol even when motorway cruising!
Now got 17s on and lowered. Handles much better. Shame you fall out the seats when you steer hard really!
Had a problem with rust under the rear fin. Keep an eye on that guys!
So if anyone knows what#s up with my fuel consumption HELP!!!?!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th December, 2000
Dunno what can be wrong with your Nissan. Mine has had a bit done to it, inc 17" wheels, lowered, Stainless zorst, induction kit, boost raised, chip (from Norris Designs), dump valve and a few other little things, and mine still returns on average 28-30 mpg, and that is a combination of town driving, open road driving and a thrash every now and again, and this is with the boost raised.
I would get it to a good garage and get the car set up correctly, maybe the mixture is out or something???
Further to the comments from STUY, I do similar driving - eg a town/open road combination and, as he so eloquently puts it, the occasional 'thrash'.
I am on my 3rd 200SX and all have been autos. Each of them have averaged about 26-27mpg almost regardless of what I do (will do 30mpg on a motorway run - even if you ton it). Obviously if you thrash the pants off it every 5 minutes you deserve what you get (sub 20mpg and a driving ban probably), but so long as you're over 23 and don't wear a baseball cap the wrong way round 26mpg for an auto will easily be achieved.
My mate owns a manual and, again with similar driving, gets 30-31mpg all the time, more on the motorway. As per STUY's views, it's got to be a set-up/tuning problem. I suggest paying the money for a checkup - it may even be worth going to a dealer if the economy is THAT bad. But it will have to be THAT bad....
I get about 30mpg regardless of driving style. Check those tyre pressures, they are critical. Sticky front brake calipers can contribute to bad mpg too. I got my car set up on a rolling road after owning it 2 years... its like I own a different car now!. And take off the handbrake bawbag.